Rock Journeys and Sublime Madnesses: Community convergence--of arts, music and food--in celebration of global peace, family harmony and cultural diversity.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Traveling Bonfires Make Peace with Asheville Aliens
Traveling Bonfires (Re)Launches The Indie with an Alien Costume / Goa
Trance DJ Show at Emerald Lounge on June 8
Traveling Bonfires (re)launches its partner project, The Indie
newsmagazine, with a trance Goa DJ show with aliens costume motif,
billed “The Traveling Bonfires Make Peace with Asheville Aliens,”
at Emerald Lounge on June 8, Saturday. Show starts at 9:30 PM with a
$5 cover charge.
go to the Traveling Bonfires' community program, including the
ongoing annual “Bonfires for Peace at Pritchard Park” concert
series in downtown Asheville. The American Cancer Society is also a
beneficiary of the event.
in the event are DJs Kri and Sensoma of the local Goa trance music
community, Touch Samadhi. DJ Michael Heinerth opens the show.
Goa trance is
a form of electronic music that originated during the late
1980s in Goa, India, which was regarded as a hippie capital in
the late 1960s and early 1970s. The sound which commands a huge
following in Asheville, incorporates elements of industrial
music and EBM (electronic body music) with
spirituality. Touch Samadhi DJs are perennial performers in Traveling
Bonfires' centerpiece program, “Bonfires for Peace at Pritchard
Park,” since its birth in the mountains in 2004.
a monthly independent and alternative publication. The tabloid-style
newsmagazine is circulated mainly in downtown Asheville—and in
neighboring Western NC towns of Weaverville, Hendersonville, Black
Mountain, Candler and Waynesville.
show also serves as after-party of a “Bonfires for Peace” event
that happens that same day at the park, which features local acts The
Ones, Lyric, Roberto Hess, and visiting rap artist SheemOne TheMc
from Columbia SC.
to the Emerald Lounge show are enjoined to come on alien/extra
terrestrial outfits; prizes are given out to patrons courtesy of
local businesses that support the Traveling Bonfires.
loves this kind of fun,” says Marta Osborne, TBonfires supervising
producer. “And when this city's beautiful people are costumed
colorfully, dancing and having fun—we forget arguments and
bickerings. We just become one.”
by journalist-editor Pasckie Pascua in Manila during the Philippines'
turbulent 80s, the Traveling Bonfires has made Asheville its home
since moving here from New York City in 2002. It had a two-year
sojourn in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2009, “but Asheville is our
home barrio, this is where we belong,” explains Pascua.
businesses that donated gift certificates, among other generous
gifts, are: Bruisin'
Ales, Fired Up! Loved by the Buffalo/The Indie, Malaprop's, MariJo
Moore, Moe's, Mellow Mushroom, Neo Cantina, Old Europe, ScreenDoor,
SOLA (Asheville's Therapeutic Salt Cave), Westville Pub, and The
Blotter, a publication based in Durham NC.
Traveling Bonfires' events enjoyed the support of a number of local
Asheville businesses, organizations, and individuals. Projects have
benefited non-profit organizations that work with at-risk youths,
families of the disappeared, orphans, and disaster victims. For more
info, http://ashevilletravelingbonfires.blogspot.com/ or call Marta
Osborne at 828 280 1555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org